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Old 05-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's not gonna work. LCDs can be backlit because of the way the crystals are aligned-- random orientation when not powered makes them opaque, aligned along the electric field when powered allows light to pass through. Eink is an utterly unrelated technology. Backlighting an eink display would be similar to backlighting a piece of paper, except less useful. With a backlit piece of paper, you might be able to read it somewhat because the ink printed on the paper makes those areas somewhat less translucent, but with an eink display, the same amount of "ink" is on every part of the paper all of the time-- it is just submerged deeper in the display where you need light areas. A backlit eink display would transmit the same amount of light through it from every point no matter what is displayed on it's surface. Backlighting on eink would be utterly worthless.
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